C-SPAN's “Students and Leaders” program won an award from the American Association of University Women Metropolitan Area Mass Media Committee.
The network’s initiative featured public figures including Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, journalist Gwen Ifill and Virginia Gov. Mark Warner visiting schools in the Washington, D.C. area. The visits were broadcast on C-SPAN and local Comcast Corp. affiliates.
Teachers were also provided with online lesson plans (www.studentsandleaders.org) that enabled them to integrate the program into their curriculum.
C-SPAN said it is launching the second season of Students and Leaders in the New York area.